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Howard M Allen


Shot down by fighters during head-on attacks and crashed N of Celle, GR on a mission to Brunswick, GR on 29 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-38108. Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 366th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-38108 Barbara II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/12/43; Mitchell 18/1/44; Nutts Corner, Belfast, N. I. 29/1/44; Assigned 366BS/305BG [WW- ] Chelveston 16/2/44; Missing in Action Brunswick 29/3/44 with Capt Ray Taylor, Co-pilot: Rene Moser, Navigator: Ed Page, Flight engineer/top...

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...


Event Location Date
Born Winfield, Texas, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 29 March 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:18 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3477 / MACR 3477, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database